Oct 27, 2012 11:30am PDT
issues. these are household issues. they are economic issues. access to healthcare, access to birth control. how many kids we have, those are economic issues. it's going to come down to in so many ways a popularity contest, do i trust the candidate to handle the issues related to the economy. >> i want your thoughts on swing voter waitress mom soccer mom or security mom. you said something about pansy dads, what is all of this talk about abortion affect your swing vote? >> i'm going to agree with what you said, women don't like being talked down to. all of the name calling about women. we were songer moms, and waitress moms the idea of the waitress mom and the definition, working blew collar mom. she has more than one job. so does the husband. what the pollsters have found, they are independent. they want to know who has the more believable message for the future. funny enough, the so-called waitress moms are leaning to the right. they are more inclined to vote for a a conservative. what it boils down to is jobs. a lot of the talk, we can argue about where we think this narrative is
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. find those stories, plus all our healthcare reporting this week on our health page. gwen ifill counts down to election day with some interesting campaign numbers, like how many people have already voted. that's gwen's take. find the latest satellite image of hurricane sandy as it whirls up the east coast, plus a slide show of images from the storm so far. on tonight's "need to know", rick karr examines the controversy over new voting rules in the battleground state of florida. >> reporter: that's interstate four down there. the highway cuts the state of florida in half. to the north of it, a majority of floridians vote republican. on the other side, to the south of it, a majority vote democratic. so the balance of political power in florida is here in orlando and in the counties along i-4. you can think of them as being the swing counties in a swing state that could determine the outcome of the election. >> sreenivasan: you can see all of rick karr's story later tonight. look for "need to know" on your pbs station. judy. >> woodruff: and that's the newshour for tonight. on monday, we'